Vehicles and Railway Line Safety

House of Lords written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action is being taken or planned to prevent vehicles travelling along motorways or similar roads from crashing onto railway lines.

Photo of Lord Falconer of Thoroton Lord Falconer of Thoroton Minister of State (Housing and Planning), Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, Minister of State (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (Housing & Planning)

The standards for barrier provision on motorways and all-purpose trunk roads are set out in The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges which is produced by the Highways Agency. In March this year the Deputy Prime Minister asked the Highways Agency to review its standards for nearside safety barriers and that work is taking place.

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